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Trump Touts 'Tremendous Success' at First Full Cabinet Meeting

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President Donald Trump, convening the first full Cabinet meeting since his inauguration on Monday, said his administration has achieved "tremendous success" at a "record-setting pace," even though Democrats only care about being "obstructionists," the Washington Examiner reported.

Trump received brief status reports from each of the Cabinet members while the press remained in the room.

The president said with the exception of Franklin Roosevelt, "never has there been a president who's passed more legislation, who's done more things than we've done."

However, numerous media sites, such as Politico, pointed out that although the number of bills passed might be more than any president since Harry Truman, most of the legislation has been relatively minor, such as designating buildings or appointing board members to the Smithsonian.

None of his major legislative agenda has yet to pass Congress, such as tax reform or bolstering national infrastructure, or repeal and replace of Obamacare,

Alluding to problems with advancing his agenda, Trump lashed out at the opposition.

"If we have the greatest bill in the history of the world on health care, we wouldn't get one vote from the Democrats, because they are obstructionists. That's what they want to do. That's the game. They think that's their political game. They're looking to [midterm elections in] '18."

Trump also announced at the Cabinet meeting that he would hold a news conference in two weeks to give details about his plan to defeat ISIS.

During the campaign, Trump promised on his first day as president that he was "going to convene my top generals and give them a simple instruction: They will have 30 days to submit to the Oval Office a plan for defeating ISIS."

However, The Hill noted that Trump has since not brought forward such a plan, even after he previously promised a news conference on the subject on May 21, but never held one.

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